"Put Affton on the map! We're going to put Affton on the map!"
Denise Dolan was chanting with excitment Sunday night when she got the official word: The Dolan's house is a finalist in the Deck the House lights contest, which awards a grand prize of $100,000 to the house readers say has the most beautiful holiday lights.
As one of the top 24 entries in the contest, the Dolans already win $500 to their December electric bill. (That should come in handy. Patrick Dolan added 5,000 lights this year, drawing a total of more than 100 amps of power.)
Now, the voting begins. Starting Tuesday, Affton will turn out the vote every day to help bring $100,000 to the Affton School District.
From Dec. 18- Dec. 27, vote for your favorite and that person could win $100,000 for his or her local school district.
All you have to do is visit this page to browse a gallery of the finalists and cast your vote. On Dec. 28, we’ll announce the grand prize winner of our Deck the House contest.
So, now’s your chance to tell us who has the best “decked” house in the country. Let us know by voting for your favorite beginning Dec. 18.
Stay tuned for more updates, and check out our Facebook page for a timeline cover photo promoting the Dolans' house in the contest.